AHA Speakers Bureau

AHA Speakers Bureau LogoAHA Speakers Bureau health care experts address major and relevant themes affecting hospitals, health systems, and other health care organizations. Our roster of highly-credentialed professionals is available to help you, your leadership team, and your governing board address issues, guide conversations, and point you in the direction of success.

For assistance in planning your next health care educational program or retreat, contact Laura Woodburn at (916) 973-9154 or lwoodburn@aha.org

Please note that at this time AHA Speakers Bureau is not recruiting new speakers.

Featured Speakers

  • Steve Bedwell

    Provides healthcare professionals with a perspective-driven approach to successfully handle the rapidly changing healthcare environment

  • James E. Orlikoff

    Renowned governance expert outlines future trends and examines the strategic approaches and critical leadership competencies that will move a board from good to great governance.

  • Dr. Nancy Myers

    Experienced in providing leadership to the development of clinical transformation projects and evidence-based population health and system innovation tools to improve care delivery outcomes.

  • Christopher Hund, MFA

    Sharing strategies to improve culture and communication, drive innovation and turn teams of experts into expert teams.

  • Paul H. Keckley, PhD

    Author of the weekly Keckley Report, Dr. Keckley dives deep into the data on health care change to bring audiences the unvarnished truth. Dr. Keckley helps pressure test strategy, anticipate public reaction, find the opportunities in the change, and improve your odds of success.

  • Jade Gong

    Bringing a deep expertise in Medicare and Medicaid payment policy, knowledge of post-acute and long term care delivery systems, and a passion for assisting organizations in implementing bold strategies that will transform for a more integrated, person-centered delivery system.

  • Ian Morrison, PhD

    An internationally known author, consultant, and speaker specializing in long-term forecasting and planning with particular emphasis on health care and the changing business environment.

  • Nelly Leon-Chisen

    As Director of Coding and Classification at the American Hospital Association responsible for leading the AHA Central Office on ICD-10-CM/ ICD-10-PCS and HCPCS, Nelly provides vital updates on coding, DRG and data quality issues.

AHA Speakers Bureau Welcomes Priya Bathija


Guiding hospitals and health systems to promote affordability by improving value.

Priya Bathija is Vice President, Value Initiative at the American Hospital Association (AHA). In this role, she leads AHA’s efforts to guide hospitals and health systems as they promote affordability by improving quality and decreasing cost. In addition, Priya continues to lead the association’s efforts to explore innovative delivery and payment system reforms that will allow vulnerable urban and rural communities to ensure access to essential health care services. Formerly, Priya served as AHA’s point person for inpatient payment and rural hospital issues and as AHA’s liaison to MedPAC. Prior to joining the AHA, Priya practiced health care law and served as Hospital Counsel for MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC and Associate General Counsel at ProMedica Health System in Toledo, Ohio.

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